We have officially come to the end of the first month in 2017. Did I achieve any of the goals I set on New Years Eve…no. Instead I was hit by an absolutely horrible reading slump. I’m surprised I even managed to finish Stars Above.
I did find some other hobbies to indulge in during this slump. By that I mean I basically binge watched a bunch of TV shows and films in that time. So on that front, I will say that I developed a bit of an addiction to Yuri On Ice. Now, I’ve not watched a lot of anime shows but I’d heard so much buzz about this show that I thought I should give it a shot and now I’m hooked and am basically making everyone I know watch it as well.
Besides that, my life has basically consisted of TV shows, work and a no reading whatsoever. Sad times. Here is my monthly recap.
Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection by Marissa Meyer: 4/5 Stars
1st January: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
15th January: Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf #2) by Ryan Graudin
23rd January: Bittersweet (True North #1) by Sarina Bowen
30th January: Steadfast (True North #2) by Sarina Bowen
12th January: End of Year Survey
Favourite Posts in January
Madeline @ The SFF Bookshelf asks, what makes a good protagonist?
Reg @ She Latitude talks about her Blogging Bucket List.
Alex @ Fiery Reads wonders if hype is always a bad thing.
Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm discusses how she learned to DNF a book.
Summer @ XingSings celebrated her 2 year blogiversary
Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions also celebrated her 4 year blogiversary.
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction talks about seeing the book blogging world through rose-tainted glasses.
Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight wonders if we should always give books a fair chance.
Nick and Nereyda @ Nick and Nereyda’s Infinite Book List provided a slew of discussion posts in January. So here’s a summary of them.
Nick talks about her incredible weight loss journey. She also introduced a new feature, the Variants of YA. Teaming up with Rashika @ Xpresso Reads, this feature hopes to highlight all the wonderful diverse book set to be released this year.
Nereyda treats us to these discussions on if relatability affects your enjoyment of a book. She also provides some great tips on how to support book if you don’t buy them.
As you can see, January was a slow reading month. So I’m hoping that now I’ve managed to finish a book I can get back into my reading groove. I’m currently reading Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee and so far I’m enjoying it. This month also marks the release of A Conjuring of Light, so even if I fail at reading any other book this month, I can guarantee that I’ll be speeding through that book.
Blogging wise, I want to continue blog hopping and commenting more. I’ve decided instead of commenting daily I’ll basically do a commenting spree on select days. I also want to finally write up more discussion posts. I have idea but my brain sometimes takes a while put those thought into coherent sentences. I’m also wondering if any of guys would be interested in reading some TV/Film reviews? Since I’ve been in this slump, I’ve had plenty of time to binge watch haha.
Basically, I’m hoping to be a bit more productive in February both in the blogging world and in my life in general. Wish me luck…I think I’ll need it. In the meantime, enjoy the absolutely stunning opening titles to Yuri on Ice.
January was a slow start to the year for me.
What was your highlight of the month?